The struggle of the Soviet people against the Nazi invaders lasted a long four years. In 1945, it was clear that a victorious end was not far off. By that time, the territory of the Soviet Union was already completely liberated from the Nazi troops, but the Red Army could not stop there. Knowing the horror and hardships of the war and seeing all the troubles that the enemy brought them, the Soviet soldiers could not stop only at the liberation of their lands. Everyone understood perfectly well: it was necessary to beat the enemy further, not to give up, while at least one Nazi bastard defended. Because the fighting continued and continued.
The allies finally decided to provide assistance to the Soviet Union. In 1944, a Second Front was opened by landing in Normandy. The Germans, exhausted by the war, began to retreat farther and farther. Gradually, the defeat and collapse of the Third Reich became a matter of the coming weeks. In the end, under the onslaught of the Allied forces, Nazi Germany finally and irrevocably acknowledged the fact of its surrender. This event was officially documented on May 9, 1945. This date became the upper chronological framework of the Great Patriotic War.
However, World War II continued. The ally of Nazi Germany in the east, the militaristic Japanese empire, was still strong. The forces of the Red Army were thrown into the fight against this enemy. Finally, the Japanese surrendered on September 2, 1945. At this event, the Second World War ended. Now the whole world could breathe a sigh of relief. These two joyful events were reflected in one of the most famous posters dedicated to victory in the war - the work "We won!" artist V. Ivanov.
It depicts a joyful Red Army soldier holding a red banner with the dates of surrender of Germany and Japan. The poster also expresses gratitude to the Allied countries in the fight against enemies, their flags are shown below. The main hero of the war, the poster shows the Soviet people, whose feat both at the front and in the rear became the key to the great Victory.
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